MICHAEL MANN’S HBO MAX SERIES TOKIO VICE The series is loosely inspired by American journalist Jake Adelstein’s 2009 memoir, Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan, which chronicles his time spent covering organized crime for the Yomiuri Shimbun, one of Japan’s largest newspapers. Adelstein was the first Westerner to work the crime beat for the paper and spent 12 years there.Tokyo Vice stars Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver) as the American journalist, Ken Watanabe as a Tokyo police detective and Rinko Kikuchi (Babel) as a Japanese journalist.
Mann is directing the 10-episode series pilot and will serve as an executive producer. John Lesher (Birdman, Black Mass), Emily Gerson Saines (Temple Grandin), Watanabe and Elgort also executive produce. Endeavor Content is serving as the studio.[Extract from Hollywood Reporter article 12:11 AM PDT 3/17/2020 by Patrick Brzeski]
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